ROV Tooling Technician Grade II

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In accordance with IMCA recommendations, new personnel, applying for job connected with instruments maintenance, applied during underwater technical works with the use of ROV apparatus should go through professional training on the following courses:

• “Basic Introductory Course for New Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Personnel” in accordance with IMCA R002 guidance, which is considered as a standard of the field for the new personnel.
• “ROV Tooling Technician Grade II” in accordance with IMCA С005 “Guidance on Competence Assurance and Assessment” and IMCA R010 “Guidance on outline syllabi for ROV-related Training Courses” Guidance.

Syllabus of the courses, held by STORM Training Centre, covers all the competencies levels, listed in IMCA C005 rev2.

In STORM Training Centre training of ROV pilots is organized
in accordance with “STORM-M”
Technology in 3 steps:

Theoretical training

Acquisition of practical skills

Assessment of skills and knowledge

Assessment of and practical skills and knowledge

Theoretical training

For Stage 1 two weeks are required.

Theoretical training is carried out in the
distance form with the use of CBT Modules
Library in your personal account

During practical training students gain the following practical skills and experience:
  • work in the team, mutual help and communication;
  • choice of instrument, required for technical maintenance;
  • technical maintenance of instruments used for underwater technical works;
  • connecting instruments, used for underwater technical works, to ROV;
  • ROV pre-dive check and post-dive check;
  • reports on the progress of works and recording;
  • participation in ROV launch and recovery operations.

Acquisition of practical skills

Stage 2 with one week duration is organized in Moscow.

During practical lessons there is familiarization training
with the use of ROV Piloting Simulator.

Assessment of skills and knowledge

On Stage 3 at the last day of training there is knowledge
evaluation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
For evaluation of the achieved practical skills student is
given the tasks including demonstration of the full list
of piloting skills.

Knowledge evaluation is performed in
STORM Training Centre office in the
form of computer testing and interview.

At the end of training each student is issued:

Filled in “IMCA ROV Personnel Logbook”;
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“ROV Tooling Technician Grade II” Certificate;
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Video record of the performed examination practical tasks, on electronic media

To receive the above mentioned certificates students should comply with minimum requirements for qualification of the new ROV personnel, possess the corresponding personal attributes, have the particular set of documents.


There are no legislative requirements for ROV personnel qualification, Completing any of the above mentioned courses is formally not a basis for recruitment. IMCA recommends candidates to discuss the matters of recruitment with the contractors before making a decision on training courses completion.